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Southeast Wisconsin Economic Development Summit

CED, along with 33 additional sponsors , hosted an economic development summit focusing on investments in young children. The summit, which was made possible with support from the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, was held at the offices of We Energies in Milwaukee, WI and attracted over 170 local and state business, policy and education leaders.

The summit included remarks from Roberta Gassman, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; CED Trustee Jeff Joerres, Chairman, CEO & President, Manpower Inc.; Governor Jim Doyle; Charles Kolb, President, CED; Dan Pedersen, President, Buffett Early Childhood Fund; and Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Outdoors Inc., Chairman, Johnson Financial Group. Recorded video of the speakers' remarks are available below.

An interactive panel discussion included remarks from

  • Steven Barnett, Director, National Institute for Early Education Research
  • Robert H. Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
  • Dennis Mueller, Vice President, Gas Operations, Quanta Services, Inc.
  • Sister Joel Read, Education Committee Chair, Greater Milwaukee Committee

This was the third in a series of early education forums CED is hosting with generous support from the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.

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